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Explore the Government and Poltical System of Germany

Explore Germany’s government and political system—how a parliamentary democracy works, what role the chancellor plays, and how the court system functions.

Unravel the complexities and understand the basics of the German government. Germany is a parliamentary democracy, with a constitution and a federal, bicameral assembly. Find out exactly what this means as you explore the country’s government and political system. Learn more about the upper and lower houses and the difference between the Bundestag and the Bundesrat. Review the tiers of the country's court system and the grundgesetz. You’ll also learn where states have more authority to develop policy.